Monday, June 29, 2009

The Five Factors That Sell Your Home

The Five Factors That Sell Your Home

1. Location
2. Condition of your home
3. Terms of the sale
4. Asking price for your home
5. The Realtor® you select to market your home

You control all of these factors… except location.


John Prince, Alberta licensed real estate agent, CENTURY 21 'The Professionals Ltd.' (Crowsnest Pass Real Estate). Serving the Crowsnest Pass and area. Call me directly at 403-564-4518 or by email at: johnprince@shaw.ca

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Walking Trail master plan for community

The following story appeared in this weeks' Crowsnest Pass Herald newspaper about last week's announcement, at the Crowsnest Pass Chamber Luncheon, on the bold initiative to create a walking trail system that connects the entire Pass. The extract from the Chamber of Commerce News is as follows:

Nathen Gallagher
Pass Herald Reporter


Pat Lundy, who was hired by the municipality to produce a walking trail master plan for the community, presented the results of her and the walking trail committee’s efforts. “I’m thrilled with the whole project,” said Lundy.

The final plan of the master plan is not yet ready, but Lundy gave an overview of the work to this point. The trust of the walking trail plan is a single maintained walking trail connecting the entire Pass, running from the Visitor Information Centre in Sentinel to the Leitch Collieries east of Bellevue.

The second phase, said Lundy, is to connect to many of the other trails in the area, such as the Miner's path and Star Creek Falls. All of these trails would connect with the main trail, and all would be signed with directions, distances, and difficulty level markers. Kiosks would be placed at points along the system, along with benches, picnic tables, bear-proof garbage bins, bike racks, water faucets, bathrooms, and even dog bag dispensers for cleaning up after our furry friends.

The project already has money allocated to it, said Lundy, but they are applying for a matching federal grant to help stretch that money even further and possibly finish the main trails and signage over the next couple years. "We're keeping our fingers crossed," she said.

"We're developing a lot of opportunities for people to be part of the trail system in some way," she added. The plan is to offer sponsorship opportunities for kiosks, memorial benches, and other items on the trail system to help raise more funds for further expanding the project.
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Another good news story that exemplifies some of the positive things that are definitely happening in the Pass. If you want to be part of the change that is happening here in the Beautiful Crowsnest Pass, give me a call at 403-564-4518.


John Prince, Alberta licensed real estate agent, CENTURY 21 'The Professionals Ltd.' (Crowsnest Pass Real Estate). Serving the Crowsnest Pass and area. Call me directly at 403-564-4518 or by email at: johnprince@shaw.ca

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Swiss couple chooses the Pass

I just read an interesting story in the Crowsnest Pass Promoter newspaper about a couple who chose to move here recently, to the 'Pass, having literally travelled the world beforehand.

Can't get more of a plug than what this story offers as to why people want to live in the 'Beautiful' Crowsnest Pass. It really is a 'special place'!

Find out for yourself what makes us so special. If you are thinking of moving and wanting to buy into a small community, then call me at 403-564-4518, for all your real estate needs!

Read the story for yourself here


John Prince, Alberta licensed real estate agent, CENTURY 21 'The Professionals Ltd.' (Crowsnest Pass Real Estate). Serving the Crowsnest Pass and area. Call me directly at 403-564-4518 or by email at: johnprince@shaw.ca

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Fatherly advice on real estate

In Life, Aim High...In real estate, think about it!

I recently read an excellent book with some wonderful advice from a father to a son.

Near the end of the book he tells of his father stating he would rather shoot high and miss than aim low and hit the target. Good advice, for sure!

In real estate, especially the Crowsnest Pass and area Alberta market, if you are a seller, aiming high will not work if you are looking to sell.

Homes in the Crowsnest Pass area seem to be selling for about 93% of the list price. Buyers expect some negotiation. But... if you price your property correctly initially, your potential buyers will know that. At least they will if their real estate agent is knowledeable of the market!

If you are considering selling your Crowsnest Pass area home please feel free to give me a call. I would welcome a chance to discuss my marketing plan and what I honestly believe your house will sell for in this current market.



The difference between an old listing and getting the right price early!


John Prince, Alberta licensed real estate agent, CENTURY 21 'The Professionals Ltd.' (Crowsnest Pass Real Estate). Serving the Crowsnest Pass and area. Call me directly at 403-564-4518 or by email at: johnprince@shaw.ca

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Good Reasons for using a REALTOR

Selling your home is a full time job. If you are at work most of the day, important leads and enquiries can get lost. Time is wasted. You may lack the knowledge and experience of legal terminology and financing that could cost you money on the sale. You can sell your home yourself, but do you really want to and at what cost?

As a licensed professional, a REALTOR can save you money, time and many a sleepless night.

  • A REALTOR can help you set a fair sale price.

  • A REALTOR has access to the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).

  • A REALTOR will help with advertising and devise a marketing plan for your home.

  • A REALTOR will show your home regularly.

  • A REALTOR will present all offers to pur­chase.

  • A REALTOR will help negotiate the sale price on your behalf.

  • A REALTOR can coordinate appointments.

  • A REALTOR will ensure the sale progresses smoothly through to completion.

  • A REALTOR has the administrative support to keep track of the real estate market on a full time basis.

  • A REALTOR can give you tips and hints to help market your home and impress poten-
    tial buyers.

  • REALTORS are members of the Alberta Real Estate Association, Real Estate Board MLS® and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

  • REALTORS adhere not just to provincial and federal laws, but a Code of Ethics ensuring that you will receive the highest level of service, honesty and integrity.
John Prince, Alberta licensed real estate agent, CENTURY 21 'The Professionals Ltd.' (Crowsnest Pass Real Estate). Serving the Crowsnest Pass and area. Call me directly at 403-564-4518 or by email at: johnprince@shaw.ca

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